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Irradiated quartz?

Posted by Io Bh  
Io Bh July 02, 2017 09:59AM
Oh, hello there!

I have just found this 'Smoky Quartz' on eBay and It looks like genuine for me, but I'm not so sure.

What do you think, guys?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2017 10:11AM by Io Bh.
Wayne Corwin July 02, 2017 10:05AM
It looks real and natural, from just the one photo.
Io Bh July 02, 2017 10:19AM
Thank you for your reply. I just uploaded a new photo.
Wayne Corwin July 02, 2017 10:26AM
Yes, It looks real and natural.
Reiner Mielke July 02, 2017 03:21PM
Where is it from?
Stuart Herring July 02, 2017 10:22PM
Planet Earth.... could be many places
Jolyon & Katya Ralph July 02, 2017 10:53PM
Be careful, I've seen irradiated Arkansas quartz looking very similar to that.

It's difficult to tell natural and irradiated quartz apart because natural smoky quartz has been naturally irradiated!
Alysson Rowan July 03, 2017 02:50PM
That's true of citrine and amethyst, too.

Arificially irradiated quartz tends to lose a bit of colour at first, but that is (apparently) what happens in the naturally irradiated stuff, too.
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